Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect different parts of your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection).

  • UTIs can cause significant discomfort
  • They can affect both men and women
  • They are more common in women

Frequently Asked Questions

UTIs can sometimes go away on their own, without the need for treatment. However, in some cases if infections are left untreated, they can linger and cause you prolonged pain or discomfort.

If you notice any of the symptoms associated with UTIs, it’s important to speak to a pharmacist. Get in touch with Pharmacy+Health for more details about our urinary tract infection clinic.

Both men and women should drink plenty of water, urinate as soon as possible after sex and fully empty the bladder when urinating. Practise good personal hygiene habits by keeping the genital area clean and dry and avoid using scented soap.


Women should wash the skin around the vagina with water before and after sex. It’s also important to note that when you go to the toilet, you should always wipe from front to back.

Discussing the symptoms of your UTI with healthcare professionals will give you the information you need to get rid of the infection yourself.

Key actions include resting, avoiding sex and drinking plenty of water. Drinking often should make you pee regularly and give you pale urine. You can take paracetamol up to 4 times a day to reduce pain and a high temperature.

At Pharmacy+Health, we make it easy for you to access the treatment you need to keep you feeling your best. You can learn more about the cost of UTI treatment at our pharmacy here.